Wake County Schools

Public hearing scheduled for student reassignment

Posted January 28, 2011 5:16 p.m. EST
Updated February 1, 2011 1:42 p.m. EST

— The Wake County Board of Education will hold one more public hearing on student reassignment before it votes on a plan that would affect nearly 4,000 students in the next school year.

Board members on Thursday made three additional changes to the 2011-12 assignment plan after a series of hearings this month on nearly 70 other changes.

The district will notify parents affected by Thursday’s changes about the hearing, scheduled for Feb. 15 at the school system’s headquarters at 3600 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh.

This week, the board completed work on the 2011-12 plan, which will affect 3,739 students – including 2,069 elementary school students, 988 middle school students and 682 high school students – across the Wake County Public School System. The moves affect 964 fewer students than an earlier proposal.

The board plans to vote on the proposal during a special meeting following the Feb. 15 public hearing.

After board approval, letters will be sent to all currently enrolled families affected by reassignment decisions.

The new timeline for the assignment process will result in changing the magnet/calendar application period for parents to Feb. 21 through March 7.